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Five New Flags Flying at City Hall Honour First Nations – Urban Toronto

Commemorating Canada’s 22nd National Aboriginal Day, the City of Toronto kicked off the day with a sunrise ceremony which saw the permanent installation of Indigenous flags at Nathan Phillips Square.…

Ministry apologies on National Aboriginal Day – Edmonton Sun

June 21, 2017 Apologizing to survivors of the Sixties Scoop, funding water projects and off-reserve housing, and putting more aboriginal people in control of the province’s purse strings are steps…

Indigenous lands in Canada added to Google Maps – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2017  WATERLOO, Ont. _ Google has mapped thousands of indigenous lands in Canada. Google Canada employee Tara Rush says the company has been conducting mapping workshops…

Ottawa’s solitary bill is a start. Now the provinces must do better – OHRC

Renu Mandhane is the chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission On Monday, the federal government introduced Bill C-56, which would impose a 21-day limit for “administrative segregation” (this…

Closure of STC discriminates against indigenous women, complainant says – StarPhoenix

June 22, 2017 A Regina woman has filed a human rights complaint against the provincial government, alleging the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company discriminates against her and other indigenous…

Halifax schools to acknowledge aboriginal territory in daily announcements – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2017 11:53 Halifax students will be getting a daily reminder that their schools sit on traditional Mi’kmaq territory starting this fall. The Halifax Regional School Board unanimously…

Reconciliation starts with dialogue – youth forum indigenizes the Senate: Emily Gjos

June 21, 2017 As we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canadians are celebrating the history and achievements of this young country. But for many Indigenous people in Canada, there…

BR National Aboriginal Day – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 22, 2017 OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined indigenous leaders across from Parliament Hill to say the building housing his office will no…

Blazing jigs, soaring hoops, pounding drums (12 photos) – GuelphToday

Aboriginal Day a call to unity and action People around these parts should be proud of Ascension Harjo. The teenager is a Mohawk from Six Nations, about an hour and…

Best images from National Indigenous Peoples Day 2017 – Cowichan Valley Citizen

ICYMI: Our best images from National Indigenous Peoples Day, from across Vancouver Island Our journalists from across Vancouver Island took in the sights and sounds of the newly renamed National…

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